Thursday, January 27, 2011
Like A Museum, But Better
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of stopping by one of my favorite bike shops, First Flight Bicycles. Why is it one of my favorites? Well, besides having some pretty cool people manning the shop (yes Jeff and Wes, I’m talking about you), they have the best collection of vintage bikes I have ever seen. Oh yeah, they are a full service bike shop that can handle your every need too. I’ve talked about them before, but I can’t help but show them love every time I visit. Plus, they do a ton of stuff for our local mountain bike community and our local club.
I went in there for no particular reason other than to shoot the shit (although I did manage to pick up a crucial part for my 1X9 conversion.) There is always plenty of shit to shoot, so I spent most of my time in there talking to Jeff and Wes. Because of that I neglected to snap as many photos as I would have liked to. In between customer visits though, I took a few to share here:
I can’t get enough of that place, and I have to stop in there every time I’m in the area. Actually, it’s worth the drive no matter how far away you might be. Where are they? Well, you can find them at Center ST, Statesville, NC. Go there and check out the vintage bikes and chat for a while. They will be happy to have you. If for some reason you can’t make it, then you can check out the shop website (First Flight Bicycles), the museum (Mountain Bike Museum of Art and Technology), or Jeff’s articles in every issue of Dirt Rag. It’s still worth a visit in person, so get off your ass and go there.
I’ll be back tomorrow with some singlespeed stuff, weekend plans, and general randomness. Lucky you.